Bombardier is recognized as a successful foreign enterprise in the Chinese rail industry. Bombardier is also a specially qualified Western enterprise which supplies railway passenger trains (high-speed trains and intercity passenger trains), metro vehicles, monorail trains, APM systems and metro vehicle maintenance/services. Bombardier Transportation in China has six joint ventures, seven wholly foreign-owned enterprises, and around 7,000 employees.
A wide range of our rail transportation and aerospace products are currently in service in the Chinese market.
In total, more than 30,000 rail vehicles, locomotives, bogies and propulsion systems are in operation or on order in China, including more than 3,500 high-speed train and intercity passenger train cars, 580 electric locomotives, over 2,000 metro cars, and maintenance for 1,600 metro cars as part of China’s growing urban mass transit market. Bombardier is also supplying, or has already supplied, APM systems to China’s five largest cities: Beijing, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Hong Kong. In addition, Bombardier has supplied 104 tram cars for two other Chinese megacities (Nanjing/Suzhou) and in 2017 won its first monorail contract in China, for 240 cars. A total of over 14,000 Bombardier bogies are currently in use in China’s mainline and urban mass transit vehicles while Bombardier’s propulsion and signalling equipment, largely supplied to third-party metro car builders, are in operation in more than 30 Chinese cities.
There are also over 40 Bombardier regional aircraft currently in service in China. All three of Bombardier’s business aircraft families, amounting to over 135 jets, are currently in service in Greater China, representing one-third of the Chinese business aircraft market.
In 2009, the Chinese Ministry of Railways ordered 70 eight-car trains.
In 2017, the China Railway Corp. (CRC) ordered 23 eight-car trainsets.
The INNOVIA APM 300 system offers high performance, passenger safety, comfort, and convenience for Shanghai Metro Line 8. ©Qi Jiahao
The INNOVIA APM 100 for Beijing Capital International Airport.
A MOVIA metro car for Guangzhou Metro Line 12.
A MOVIA metro car for Shanghai Metro Line 7.
Bombardier Transportation’s catenary-free tram in Nanjing.
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